IEC 60947-1:2020 ED6

Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 1: General rules IEC 60947-1:2020 ED6

Publication date:   Apr 22, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   Apr 22, 2020


TC 121/SC 121A

International Standard

29.130.20   Low voltage switchgear and controlgear



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IEC 60947-1:2020 applies, when required by the relevant product standard, to low-voltage switchgear and controlgear hereinafter referred to as "equipment" or “device” and intended to be connected to circuits, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 1 000 V AC or 1 500 V DC.
This document states the general rules and common safety requirements for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear, including:
- definitions;
- characteristics;
- information supplied with the equipment;
- normal service, mounting and transport conditions, decommissioning and dismantling;
- constructional and performance requirements;
- verification of characteristics and performance;
- energy efficiency aspects (see Annex V);
- environmental aspects.
This sixth edition cancels and replaces the fifth edition published in 2007, Amendment 1:2010 and Amendment 2:2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
– DC values testing improvement;
– update of EMC tests;
– Annex B deletion;
– update of requirements for environmental tests (Table Q.1);
– improvement of Annex R (new examples);
– deletion of digital input Type 2, and introduction of Type 3 in Annex S;
– example for materials declaration (Annex W);
– new Annex X (co-ordination between short-circuit protective devices associated in the same circuit) created.
The contents of the corrigendum of December 2022 and April 2024 have been included in this copy.

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IEC 60947-1:2020 ED6
60.60 Standard published
Apr 22, 2020


IEC 60947-1:2020/COR1:2022 ED6

IEC 60947-1:2020/COR2:2024 ED6


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